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Club Reciprocity

The Royal Cork Yacht Club extends a warm welcome to members of reciprocal clubs worldwide.

As the Oldest Yacht Club in the World it is our privilege to share the benefits and history of our Historic Club with sailors the world over.

The Royal Cork founded in 1720 is recognised as the oldest yacht club in the world. Our History was researched and documented by an eminent Irish historian Dr Alicia St Ledger and was published some five years ago to great acclaim.

Our Club House is situated in the village of Crosshaven in Cork Harbour. Our facilities include a Club House with a top class restaurant, bar and changing facilities, marina berthing for 300 boats, dinghy facilities and ample parking.

We currently have a membership of 2,000 including overseas, country, and juniors, and the club is active in promoting all kinds of water based sports. We put particular emphasis on our Junior and Youth programmes and are proud to say that we teach some 300 children, each summer, using the Irish Sailing Association syllabus. Cork Week Regatta has in the past 36 years established itself as one of the premier Keel Boat Regattas in the World, and has in the past attracted over 500 entries. We have also hosted World and Continental Championship Events for dinghies, keelboats and cruisers.

The Royal Cork Yacht Club offers visiting members full use of the facilities during their visit including our bar, the Globe Restaurant and Five Gold Anchor Marina facilities. Accommodation is available at a preferential rate to our reciprocal partners at the nearby 4* Carrigaline Court Hotel.

Members of visiting clubs should contact the Royal Cork prior to their visit with a letter of introduction from their club.

Royal Cork Members visiting Reciprocal Clubs

The following clubs have expressed an interest in sharing reciprocity with the Royal Cork. Some clubs operate under a formal arrangement. Please check with the individual club prior to your visit on their requirements.

DenmarkRoyal Danish Yacht Club
ArgentinaComing soon
AustraliaCruising Yacht Club of South Australia
Freemantle Sailing Club
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Sandringham Yacht Club
Royal Perth Yacht Club
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
BelgiumComing soon
BermudaRoyal Bermuda Yacht Club
BrazilIate Clube do Rio de Janeiro
CanadaThe Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
DubaiDubai Offshore Sailing Club
Helsingfors Segelsällskap HSS
FranceSociete Nautique De Marseille
Yacht Club de France
Great BritainThe City University Club of London
The Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club
The Royal Over Seas League

Royal Thames Yacht Club
Royal Southern Yacht Club
Royal Lymington Yacht Club
The Winchester House Club
Royal Ocean Racing Club
Hong KongRoyal Hong Kong Yacht Club
IndiaRoyal Bombay Yacht Club
IrelandNational Yacht Club
Royal St. George Yacht Club
Stephen's Green Club
Royal Irish Yacht Club
Howth Yacht Club
ItalyYacht Club Italiano
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
Monaco (also Twinned with Royal Cork YC)Yacht Club de Monaco
New ZealandRoyal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Northern IrelandRoyal Ulster Yacht Club
South AfricaRoyal Cape Yacht Club
Royal Natal Yacht Club

SpainMonte Real Club de Yates de Bayona
Real Club de Regatas De Galicia
Real Club Náutico de Vigo
Real Club Náutico Portosín
SwitzerlandGstaad Yacht Club
ThailandRoyal Varuna Yacht Club
USACalifornia Yacht Club
St. Francis Yacht Club
St. Petersburg Yacht Club
Detroit Yacht Club
Long Beach Yacht Club
The San Francisco Yacht Club
Los Angeles Yacht Club